The Honda XR-V debuted today on the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show in China. The Honda XR-V is a Chinese-market variant of the Japanese Honda Vezel and North American Honda HR-V. The Honda XR-V comes with a different front and back, including a sleeker grille and more rectangular styled taillights.
The 2015 Honda Spirior sedan will be launched on the China car market just before the end of this year, giving Honda an up-to-date entry in the competitive compact-sedan segment. The new Honda Spirior was previewed by the Honda Spirior Concept that debuted in April on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.
Honda’sChina car sales were down 3.6% in April, compared to the same month last year. That follows a 2 percent year-on-year fall in March and a 27.6 percent rise in February. The company’s sales in the first four months of the year came to 222.408 vehicles, up 10.7 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Honda will double the number of car models it sells in China over the next two years to increase market share, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported last week. Honda, which operates car ventures in China with Dongfeng Motor and Guangzhou Automobile, aims to sell 900,000 cars in the country this year, up 18.9 percent from a year earlier.
The Honda Spirior Concept debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The Spirior Concept previews the next-generation Honda Spirior sedan that will be launched on the China car market late this year. The current Honda Spirior is known as Acura TSX in North America and as Honda Accord (8th gen) in Europe and Japan.
A very hot Honda Spirior sedan, Spotted in China in some snow at the Solona shopping mall in Beijing. The good Honda was wrapped in matte green, and further sweetified by a black bonnet, black mirrors, black door handles, darkened headlights, a red Honda badge, a fatass body kit, and sporty 5-spoke alloys in matte gray.
Honda seems on the way back to better sales in China. Honda and its two local joint-ventures sold 75.150 cars on the Chinese car market in October, up 211.6 percent from a year earlier. That follows a 118.1 percent year-on-year jump in September and a 2.5 percent fall in August.
A very hip Honda Spirior sedan, seen on the Wufang Tianya Automobile Parts City in east Beijing. The Spirior was wrapped partly in matte light blue and partly in white, and further prettied up by matte gray 5-spoke alloys and license plates that match perfectly with the Goodyear billboard.
Dongfeng-Honda has announced big plans for the China car market. The joint venture wants to launch six new cars in China by 2015, and it wants it to increase its annual sales from 280.000 today to 500.000, again by 2015.
Honda Motor Co plans to more than double its annual sales in China to 1.3 million units by 2015 through an aggressive new model offensive. The Japanese carmaker announced in a recent press conference in Beijing that it will introduce 12 new models to China from this year to 2015, and five of them will be developed specially for Chinese customers.